How Can I Find a New Dentist?
15th September 2016
A. Hello. It sounds as if you have lost confidence in this practice. Once that happens it's very difficult to have a good dentist /patient relationship and feel any trust. Some dentists and hygienists do give local anaesthetics for some areas if the gums are quite inflamed, as otherwise it's too uncomfortable to do it properly, so I should not discount the idea. Injections don't have to be painful. I would google dentists in your area and find out who is taking on new patients and speak to the receptionist /look at their website and see what they look like. I would avoid practices that are owned by Corporate Chains (NHS), as some of them have the kind of problems that you describe. Hope this helps, Jenny.